HER blouse, that’s right. Why ‘HER blouse’? Because she chose both fabric and pattern.
Ethel, is the Swiss army knife of the patterns! A plethora of possibilities: 8 types of sleeve, 3 necklines, blouse or dress, waist or empire cutting line, etc.
And this is only for the paid pattern…because there’s also a free tutorial that adds other possibilities. Amazing, right?
Ethel for Gabrielle
I passed on this test. I had no time at the moment.
She’s almost 15 so she isn’t fond of Mom’s sewing any more so I was pretty happy when she asked to benefit from the test!
She chose the basic version: blouse with waist cutting line, jewel neckline, and hemmed long sleeves.
The peplum shape goes well with the -rather- visible horses. This fabric is not see-through and she was ecstatic!
A quick check to the size chart confirmed that she would need a size 34. Since she’s a tiny nugget, I also planned to shorten both bodice and sleeves by 3 cm.
It was a real quick sew. I fnished my facing as usual (I promise there’s a video tutorial on the way…). The facing was cut in a white sheet! The horses on the facing would have been visible from the outside.
I shouldn’t have shortened the sleeves that much. I corrected that on the master pattern.
You may ask what my ‘master pattern’ is. When a pattern has been printed, taped, and altered and if I know that I will use it again, I transfer it onto brown kraft paper.
She enjoyed this blouse so much that she asked for another one, with other options.
She loves the high-low option and I agree that it’s cute on top of skinny denims.
Have you already have a look at all the options Ethel offers?
What would your first choice be?
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